AGC Donates Nearly $200K to Help Cover Hurricane Harvey Damages

The AGC Charities Inc, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 83 construction workers in Texas with a total of $195,000 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The checks, which amount to $2,350 per construction worker, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm. “Contractors may do hard work, but they have soft hearts, especially when it comes to helping some of their own,” said Art Daniel the association’s national … Read more

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BNBuilders Awarded Library, Park & Sheriff’s Office

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – BNBuilders, in partnership with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, has been awarded the new Borrego Springs, California branch library, park and sheriff’s office. The $11.5-million, Design-Build project is designed to celebrate the social and cultural history of the Borrego Springs community and the unique environment of this desert setting. The new project uses Borrego Springs’ status as a Dark Sky Community as inspiration for the design. Dark Sky Communities adopt outdoor lighting ordinances and offer education to promote and preserve the night skies for future generations. Design elements and artful educational displays incorporate constellation mapping, references to … Read more

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Highway Construction Project Kicks Off Next Month

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sundt Construction has been awarded a $25-million contract by the Utah Department of Transportation to complete a highway reconstruction project. The project includes construction of a new bridge over I-215 to create an interchange at Redwood Road and approximately two miles of new concrete pavement on I-215. In addition to the interchange, Sundt will reconstruct one mile of Redwood Road to Center Street and an additional five miles of Redwood will be rehabilitated with new asphalt pavement. The project will generate a variety of opportunities for the area’s skilled tradespeople, including heavy equipment operators, concrete … Read more

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Three-Quarters of Construction Firms Plan to Expand 2018 Headcount

Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general optimism outlined in “Expecting Growth to Continue: The 2018 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook,” many firms report they remain worried about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding. “Construction firms appear to be very optimistic about 2018 as they expect demand for all types of construction services to continue to expand,” … Read more

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